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The food companions : cinema and consumption in wartime Britain, 1939-45

Author: Richard Farmer
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The introduction of rationing ensured that food became a central concern for the British people during the Second World War. 'The Food Companions' investigates the cinema of this period and demonstrates the cultural impact that rationing and food control had on both government propaganda and commercial feature films.
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Genre/Form: Geschichte 1940-1945
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Farmer
ISBN: 9780719083136 0719083133
OCLC Number: 721883933
Description: xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: this is a film about food! --
Not so quiet on the kitchen front: Ministry of Food publicity in the Second World War --
Food flash! Ministry of Food short film publicity --
Laying a table for a family of 45 million: celebrating and contesting communal consumption --
The rat in England's storehouse: the black market in wartime cinema --
The Honourable company of Tea Drinkers: using food to position Britain, her allies and her enemies.
Series Title: Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Richard Farmer.
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